that is a beautiful picture. 5:42 in the morning. looking out from the jefferson memorial to the washington monument. live pictures there. let's go to bill karins. >> i haven't confirmed this with any of our experts nbc analysis, but i heard they were celebrating in the streets last night as it was raining. >> i believe it. >> two inches of rain for them. one of the bigger rain events they had the whole summer season. this is where the heart of the drought is right now n oklahoma, we have numerous areas of other areas. oklahoma city is getting a break. wear seeing showers by tulsa. we're going to continue over the day to day to get on and off periods of rain. not going to end the drought. this is a good start. also, if you're driving this morning, just outside of baltimore, in between baltimore and philadelphia and i-95, you're heading out the door any time soon in wilmington, delaware, to philadelphia. one area of heavy rain and thunderstorms is rolling through. you can see the lightning strikes over the top of elkton.